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Did a negligent driver hit your motorcycle?

On Behalf of | Sep 19, 2016 | Firm News, motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be extremely dangerous for motorists. In most cases, the motorcyclist is the one who comes off the worst in these accidents. If you have been in an accident on a motorcycle, it is advisable to go to the doctor and make sure there are no serious injuries. You might be able to get compensation for any damages that have been caused. In case you need proper medical attention, you may also receive payment for treatment. Filing a negligence claim against the other driver will help you receive benefits and compensation.

When filing a negligence claim against the driver, it is important to consider four basic elements. You must prove that the defendant had a legal duty to care for your safety on the road. If you were not breaking any traffic rules, then the other driver must show reasonable care for your safety at all times.

Your attorney also needs to establish that the defendant breached their duty which caused an injury. Activities that cause a distraction for the driver are often viewed as negligent. Your case becomes even stronger if the defendant was driving under the influence. The damages need to be shown in court to get compensation. In most cases, the court awards monetary compensation for property repairs as well as medical expenses.

If your motorcycle was hit by a negligent driver, it is advisable to contact an experienced attorney. The attorney will assess the damages and devise a strategy to present your case in court. You might be able to receive full compensation for any damages caused.